NW Sports from the AP

Date: 08/15/2012 05:29 AM

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Eric Thames’ two-out single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 victory and snapped the Tampa Bay Rays’ seven-game winning streak. Kyle Seager started the winning rally with a single to right field off Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney, and pinch-hitter Chone (shahn) Figgins pushed a bunt that first baseman Carlos Pena fielded.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have placed first baseman Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left groin muscle and recalled Justin Smoak from Triple-A Tacoma. Carp left Sunday’s game at Los Angeles with discomfort after stretching for a throw in the fifth inning. He was hitting .308 with three doubles and a homer in his last 15 games.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Matt Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seattle Seahawks with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half on Saturday in Denver. Coach Pete Carroll made the announcement yesterday. Carroll says the team knows what it has in Tarvaris Jackson – and wants to get Flynn and Wilson game action to learn more.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Anchorage has hired a new women’s basketball coach, just four days after Nathan Altenhofen resigned while under investigation for professional misconduct. UAA says Ryan McCarthy will lead the program. He’s been an assistant coach, interim head coach and associate coach at Northwest Nazarene in Idaho, since 2007.


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